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Bienvenidos BBQ

August 25th, 2017 - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Anna Comstock Hall (Latino Living Center)

Come meet students, faculty, and staff, and learn about the student organizations that are part of the Latina/o community. Sponsored by Latina/o Studies Program, Latino Living Center, and La Asociacion Latina....


The Cornell International Fair

August 30th, 2017 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: First Floor Terrace

The Cornell International Fair showcases the many options for students to internationalize their Cornell experience. It invites undergraduate and graduate students to explore international and global study on campus and abroad. Students will be able to talk with faculty and staff about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors/minors, fellowships, internships, courses with inte...


Housing pathways, elective belonging, and family ties in middle class Chileans' housing choices by Joel Stillerman, LASP Seminar Series

September 11th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Much of the research on culture and stratification has focused on cultural consumption. In contrast, this paper addresses the housing field, an important arena for the reproduction of social inequality. Models of housing choice often assume individuals are rational actors functioning in free markets. In contrast, scholars combining the concept of “housing pathways” with a Bourdieusian...


The Woman in the Window: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts by Sylvia Sellers Garcia, LASP Seminar Series

September 25th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

The Woman in the Window is the contextualized history of a sensational crime that took place in Guatemala in 1800. It draws on a cluster of related topics: social violence; the history of medicine; gender and sexuality; and early modern policing. It also draws on several narrative traditions: though researched in the archive and anchored in traditional historiography, the story is narrated in the...


Brazilian race relations and French late colonialism: a connected intellectual history

October 2nd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

From a political and economic perspective, the relationships between Brazilian social organization and French late-colonialism appear unrelated. But French intellectuals in institutions as varied as UNESCO and the École Pratique des Hautes Études found Brazilian race relations to be a model for "harmonious" coexistence and mixing in the 1950s. Brazil, in a sense, might help...


Mexico and Brazil Compared: the Entanglement of Industrial, Labor and Political Legacies

October 23rd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Dr. Alex Covarrubias, El Colegio de Sonora en Hermosillo, Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) graduate from Cornell....


South-North Cooperation? What Civil Society in U.S. Can Learn from Ecuador’s Civil Society in Times of Rising Populism by Susan Appe, LASP Seminar Series

October 30th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Susan Appe will discuss her research on civil society-state relations in Ecuador over the course of the last ten years. In particular, she will outline the environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) during the years of President Rafael Correa’s presidency (2007 – 2017). The research assesses the parallels (and observes the differences) across the rhetoric and the context create...


Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America by Gary Fields, LASP Seminar Series

November 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Has economic growth resulted in gains in standards of living and reductions in poverty via improved labour market conditions in Latin America in the 2000s, and have these improvements halted or been reversed since the international crisis of 2008? How do the rate and character of economic growth, changes in the various employment and earnings indicators, and changes in poverty and inequality indic...


Communication for Change’: Mass Media, Rural Development, the Catholic Church and the Cold War in Colombia’s Radio Sutatenza-Cultural Popular Action Network, 1947-1974 by Mary Roldan, LASP Seminar Series

March 19th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Radio Sutatenza-Cultural Popular Action (ACPO) was Latin America’s largest, transnational, Catholic-affiliated, anti-communist, mass media based education and community development network (1947-89).  Founded in 1947 by a recently ordained auxiliary parish priest and amateur radio enthusiast assigned to a largely illiterate, geographically dispersed parish in Colombia during the early y...


The Writing of a Latin American Classic: The Political and Intellectual Origins of Sarmiento's Facundo by Ariel de la Fuente, LASP Seminar Series

April 16th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Traditional explication of Facundo (1845) proposed that the Civilization vs. Barbarism dichotomy,  advanced in the book as the interpretative key of post independence Argentina, reflected Domingo F. Sarmiento's unique reading of major works from the European Enlightenment and Romanticism. The discovery of new sources used by Sarmiento, however, shows tha...

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